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May 20, 2013

Poll Finds 86.5% of Illinois Voters Believe State Should Bring More Renewable Energy to Illinois

  •  BUSINESS WIRE news release  •  Posted 2013-05-20 11:56:40

Wide majorities of likely Illinois voters believe it is important that the state maintain its commitment to increase its use of renewable power and support legislation that would achieve this goal by fixing the state’s broken renewable portfolio standard (RPS) law, according to a Zogby survey released today. [ read more … ]

Bipartisan Policy Center launches initiative on protecting electric grid

Annie Snider, E&E reporter  •  BUSINESS WIRE news release  •  Posted 2013-05-20 11:57:04

Three former top energy and security officials are taking a stab at the cybersecurity challenges facing the electric power sector. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced the launch of an Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative that will develop recommendations about how the government and private companies can protect the grid from cyberattacks. The initiative will be co-chaired by retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency; Curt Hebert, a former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former executive vice president of Entergy Corp.; and Susan Tierney, former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Energy and a former Massachusetts public utility commissioner.
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U.S. offshore wind industry may need incentives modeled after Germany’s

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •  BUSINESS WIRE news release  •  Posted 2013-05-20 11:57:27

The U.S. offshore wind industry may be lagging behind its counterparts in Europe and Asia, but that rear guard position also presents the opportunity to learn from their successes and failures, analysts and advocates said yesterday during a teleconference hosted by the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. [ read more … ]

Opinion: Wisconsin should embrace wind energy

By MARK REDSTEN May 18, 2013, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal  •  BUSINESS WIRE news release  •  Posted 2013-05-20 11:57:43

Over the past few years, Wisconsin’s wind industry has faced an unreasonable number of obstacles, more than any other form of energy production, nearly grinding the job- and energy-creating potential of this critical sector to a halt. If Wisconsin is going to move its economy forward, it needs to stop pushing back and open the door to clean, renewable wind energy. Fortunately, the door has started to creak open. [ read more … ]

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